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Cancer researcher Judah Folkman has died, the New York Times reports. Known as the "father of the idea that tumors can be kept in check by choking off the supply of blood they need to grow," his work led to the development of several anti-angiogenic drugs, including Genentech’s Avastin. Dr.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.